Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Tag: conservatives

Trump’s brand is Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand became the intellectual godmother of modern-day American conservatism and her win-at-any-cost mentality is eroding American life.

Why the Koch network took credit for Dakota Access, Keystone XL,...

Koch Industries has a business interest in both pipelines, though their approval has not been something its funded network has widely discussed.

Russiagate or deep state? What some progressives get wrong on Russia.

The bizarre denialism of some on the left and right about Russiagate doesn't bode well for the future of American politics.

Forget Trump; His party is the problem now

Even if Trump stepped down or was removed, another Republican would replace him – that's the real problem.

BREAKING: Wisconsin may bring the Koch brothers one state closer to...

Legislators are debating whether to call for a constitutional convention, a prize of corporate interest groups.

Trying to explain the disdain for poor Americans

The costly and dysfunctional state of health care in the U.S. shows the absurdity of entrusting basic human needs to the narcissistic tendencies of capitalism.

As Some Republicans Repudiate Trump, the ‘Religious Right’ Stands by Their...

It’s not a proud day for “family values”

The Brazen Hypocrisy of Trump, Giuliani — and Their Enablers

Trump and Giuliani censure Hillary for her husband's extramarital affair, when their own relationships have been equally scandalous, and many “conservatives” encourage this cruel hypocrisy.

Baltimore’s “Big Government” In Blue Uniforms

Conservatives’ zeal for reining in government turns into something else when marginalized groups, or groups they disdain suffer under the only form of “big government” conservatives don’t seem to mind.

Is Bernie Sanders Promising ‘Free Stuff’ To Buy Votes?

Conservatives claim that Sanders is trying to “buy votes” when he tells people they can have “free stuff” like free college tuition. But in a democracy, what does this mean?

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‘Tax the rich’? Democrats’ plans to make the wealthy pay a little more will...

It's far below the level of progressivity the United States embraced in the middle of the 20th century—when wealthier individuals paid a much higher share of their income in taxes than the poor.

Derek Chauvin pleads not guilty to beating black teen

Chauvin is currently serving 22½ years in state prison for killing George Floyd. He pleaded not guilty.

‘What betrayal looks like’: UN report says world on track for 2.7°C of warming...

"Failure to meet this goal will be measured in the massive loss of lives and livelihoods."
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Former California cops charged with assaulting unarmed teen

“Those who violate their oath to protect and serve discredit the good work law enforcement strives to do every day.”

The US military, post-Afghanistan

Can we finally give peace a try?